East Coast Athletic Club was founded in June 2013.  We are an all-inclusive, all ability, running club based in the Borough of Larne but drawing membership from the wider coastal East Antrim area, and beyond! East Coast AC is a Clubmark accredited club.

We are more than just a running club and have been formed to:  'attract, facilitate and inspire anyone of any ability to achieve what they want to achieve in Athletics in the Borough of Larne and beyond.'

We meet and train from Larne Youth FC premises in Sandy Bay, Larne, Co Antrim, Larne's Town Park and the newly refurbished Larne Market Yard (The Auction House).  Our training nights are Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6pm (junior club) and 7pm (senior club).

We are building a community that our members can feel part of, invest in and be proud of no matter what your running goals, and to develop a social and family entity with our passion for athletics for all ages at its heart.

Our UKA (UK Athletics) qualified coaches offer a varied and all inclusive training programme suited to all, and it is goals that drive the training group you want to be involved with.  We offer the following groups:

• For Beginners and Returners – who want to start with runners of equal ability or get back out there and enjoy running again after a break;

• For Participation – Runners who want to get active in a pressure free and friendly environment;

• For Development – runners who have made the start and now want to progress to their next level; and

• For Performance – runners who want to push their performance to the best they can be, we have expertise in place to help the best push further.

We embrace all disciplines and promote participation within athletics, whether it be track running, road running, cross country, mountain running, duathlons, or even triathlons.  

Finally, we are looking to invest in the next generation for athletics in the Borough of Larne.  

We have built a Junior Athletics Programme, introducing children to athletics at a young age - the emphasis on fun and participation, following the recognised Athletics 365 programme. This can also allow us to encourage their parents to try running while their children are training.   Our junior section are known as the East Coast Cheetahs and East Coast AC Juniors, and you can keep up to date with them here.

Everyone will be made welcome and our membership is open to all on completion of an application form and subject to acceptance by the club committee.  For more details on how to become a member please visit the dedicated membership section here.

We look forward to welcoming you to East Coast Athletic Club!

They will rise highest who strive for the highest place (Altius ibunt qui as summa nituntur).

Committee Members for 2019/20

 Contact Info
 Justin Maxwell
 Kieran McKeown
 Catherine Maxwell
 Head Coach 
 Ryan Maxwell
 Team Captain
 Chris Davis
 Social Secretary
 Fiona Swann
 Head of Development
 Emma McKeown
 Website & Social Media Officer
 Jemma Dougherty
 Press Officer
 Suzanne Lough
 Committee Member
 Rosie Kerr
 Committee Member
 Valerie Lyttle